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1.
A Respectable Life (1979 Documentary)
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About a couple of friends in Stockholms drug world. (102 mins.)
Director: Stefan Jarl
 
2.
Man on Wire (2008 Documentary)
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A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century". (94 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
 
3.
Dom kallar oss mods (1968 Documentary)
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The first in Stefan Jarl's Mods Trilogy, the film documents the life of two teenagers, Kenta and Stoffe... (100 mins.)
 
4.
The Bricklayer (2002 Documentary)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Stefan Jarl
 
5.
Inside Job (2010 Documentary)
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Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown. (105 mins.)
 
6.
Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010 Documentary)
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The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy... (87 mins.)
Director: Banksy
 
7.
Searching for Sugar Man (2012 Documentary)
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Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez. (86 mins.)
 
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Själen är större än världen (1985 Documentary)
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Captivating and emotional documentary that follows Swedish Discus champion Ricky Bruch as he prepares for the 1984 Olympics at age 38... (105 mins.)
Director: Stefan Jarl
 
9.
American Masters (1985 TV Series)
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A documentary on Woody Allen that trails him on his movie sets and follows him back to Brooklyn as he visits his childhood haunts. (90 mins.)
 
10.
Liv till varje pris (1998 Documentary)
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A tribute and portrait of the Swedish filmmaker Bo Widerberg. Thommy Berggren presents slices and comments on Widerberg. (93 mins.)
Director: Stefan Jarl
 
11.
En pizza i Jordbro (1994 Documentary)
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(75 mins.)
Director: Rainer Hartleb
 
12.
Armadillo (2010 Documentary)
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In February of 2009, a group of Danish soldiers accompanied by documentarian Janus Metz arrived at Armadillo... (105 mins.)
Director: Janus Metz
 
13.
Le mystère Picasso (1956 Documentary)
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A filmed record of Pablo Picasso painting numerous canvases for the camera, allowing us to see his creative process at work. (78 mins.)
 
14.
Bowling for Columbine (2002 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
15.
Capturing the Friedmans (2003 Documentary)
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Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middle-class Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes. (107 mins.)
Director: Andrew Jarecki
 
16.
Steam of Life (2010 Documentary)
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Finnish men in sauna, speaking straight from the heart. (81 mins.)
 
17.
The Queen and I (2008 Documentary)
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Filmmaker and Iranian exile Nahid Persson Sarvestani talks with the widow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the late Shah of Iran, who was overthrown in 1979. (90 mins.)
Director: Nahid Persson
 
18.
Senna (2010 Documentary)
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A documentary on Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the F1 world championship three times before his death at age 34. (106 mins.)
Director: Asif Kapadia
 
19.
Videocracy (2009 Documentary)
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A look at segments of the Italian population who are consumed with celebrity worship. (85 mins.)
Director: Erik Gandini
 
20.
The Aristocrats (2005 Documentary)
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One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville. (89 mins.)
Director: Paul Provenza
 
21.
The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003 Documentary)
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The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara. (107 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
22.
Spellbound (2002 Documentary)
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Spellbound follows eight teenagers on their quest to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee. (97 mins.)
Director: Jeffrey Blitz
 
23.
Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011 Documentary)
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Unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom yields a complex view of the transformation of a media landscape fraught with both peril and opportunity. (92 mins.)
Director: Andrew Rossi
 
24.
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004 Documentary)
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Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. (122 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
25.
Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989 Documentary)
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A collection of profiles of people dead from AIDS who are remembered in the AIDS Memorial Quilt. (79 mins.)
 
26.
Det sociala arvet (1993 Documentary)
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This documentary is the third in a trilogy about a group of Swedish nonconformists. The first documentary was shot in 1967... (87 mins.)
Director: Stefan Jarl
 
27.
Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011 Documentary)
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'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer... (93 mins.)
Director: Liz Garbus
 
28.
Vikarien (2006 Documentary)
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A substitute teacher working in the suburbs of Stockholm finds himself increasingly disillusioned about his job... (85 mins.)
 
29.
Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on Conan O'Brien's comedy tour of the U.S. and Canada after leaving his post at "The Tonight Show" and severing his relationship with NBC. (89 mins.)
Director: Rodman Flender
 
30.
Ebbe: The Movie (2009 Documentary)
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(83 mins.)
 
31.
Restrepo (2010 Documentary)
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A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan. (93 mins.)
 
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Sicko (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health care industry to other nations, and HMO horror stories including shotgun deaths. (123 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
33.
Armbryterskan från Ensamheten (2004 Documentary)
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The tiny village in the far north of Sweden called Ensamheten (Solitude) has sixteen inhabitants. They all share an unusual passion - armwrestling... (78 mins.)
 
34.
Religulous (2008 Documentary)
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Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion. (101 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
 
35.
Pink Saris (2010 Documentary)
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Now she follows Sampat Pal Devi, the leader of the 'Pink Gang' who brings her own brand of justice to the streets of Uttar Pradesh, India, combating violence against women. (96 mins.)
Director: Kim Longinotto
 
36.
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011 Documentary)
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A further followup of the case of the West Memphis Three and the decades long fight to exonerate them that finally gained traction with new DNA evidence. (121 mins.)
 
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Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (2000 Documentary)
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The secret smuggling of 9,300 Jewish children out of Nazi-occupied Germany in the late 1930s. (122 mins.)
 
38.
The Trials of Darryl Hunt (2006 Documentary)
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"The Trials of Darryl Hunt" is a feature documentary about a brutal rape/murder case and a wrongly convicted man... (106 mins.)
 
39.
Super Size Me (2004 Documentary)
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While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month. (100 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
40.
Darwin's Nightmare (2004 Documentary)
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A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out the native species, is sold in European supermarkets, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers. (107 mins.)
Director: Hubert Sauper
 
41.
Five Broken Cameras (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army. (94 mins.)
 
42.
Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004 Documentary)
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Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district. (85 mins.)
 
43.
Capitalism: A Love Story (2009 Documentary)
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An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
44.
Meeting Andrei Tarkovsky (2008 Documentary)
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In honor of the twentieth anniversary of Andrei Tarkovsky's death, student filmmaker Dmitry Trakovsky... (90 mins.)
 
45.
The Girl from Auschwitz (2005 Documentary)
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A portrait of the legendary Swedish journalist and writer Cordelia Edvardson (1929-2012). She was only fourteen when she alone was brought to the concentration camp of Theresienstadt and later to the camp of Auschwitz. (76 mins.)
Director: Stefan Jarl
 
46.
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement. (90 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
47.
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011 Documentary)
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Footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States is edited together by a contemporary Swedish filmmaker. (100 mins.)
 
48.
El Bulli: Cooking in Progress (2010 Documentary)
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For six months of the year, renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adrià closes his restaurant El Bulli and works... (108 mins.)
Director: Gereon Wetzel
 
49.
My Mother Had Fourteen Children (2000 Documentary)
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(80 mins.)
 
50.
The Genius and the Boys (2009 Documentary)
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The documentary investigates late American Nobel laureate Carleton Gajdusek's enigmatic discoveries...
Director: Bosse Lindquist
 
51.
Taxi to the Dark Side (2007 Documentary)
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Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan. (106 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
52.
Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of 'Smile' (2004 Documentary)
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Interviews with Beach Boy Brian Wilson and his contemporaries outline the history of Wilson's album "Smile," a project some 37 years in the making.
Director: David Leaf
 
53.
Barnen från Jordbro (1982 TV Movie)
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Director: Rainer Hartleb
 
54.
Roger & Me (1989 Documentary)
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Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger B. Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing. (91 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
 
55.
Threat (1987 Documentary)
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(71 mins.)
Director: Stefan Jarl
 
56.
When We Were Kings (1996 Documentary)
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A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali. (88 mins.)
Director: Leon Gast